Old Rosewood police lock-up to become heritage icon
BACK HOME: Ipswich Police’s Charysse Pond and Cr David Pahlke inspect the old Rosewood police lock-up.
THE old Rosewood police lock-up building was set to be heading back to the township’s main street last night, relocated to a new heritage precinct.
The building, which dates back to 1908, was moved to the Rosewood BMX ground near ANZAC Park in 1987 to make way for the new police station.
Originally located to the back of the old police station, now the Bremer Valley Realty, the lock-up building will return to the town centre at Cobb & Co Heritage Park.
Rosewood-based councillor David Pahlke said the building would be restored and used in the final stage of the heritage park as a mining memorabilia display.
“It is an important part of Rosewood’s history and heritage so I believe it will be an ideal inclusion in the Cobb and Co Heritage Park,” Cr Pahlke said.
“This park is being developed into a focal point for the Rosewood community and the addition of the former police lock-up will add to the atmosphere already created by the display of a life-size Cobb and Co coach.”
Cr Pahlke said the building had been used as a canteen until the BMX club folded more than 10 years ago.
“This area is very flood prone and the club endured much damage and repairs which was an ongoing cost hindrance to them.”
Cr Pahlke said the relocation would ensure the preservation of the building.
Until the early 1890s, court at Rosewood was held in the single constable’s room of the police barracks on the site of